Biggin Hill Airport, UK
This 121m span hangar is split into three areas – two of which have to be accessible simultaneously. To achieve this, REIDsteel designed a solution which involved nine slabs (13.4m wide by 9.2m high) on three tracks.
The doors are sheeted in Kingspan microrib profile composite panels manufactured by Kingspan and have a glazed viewing strip by REIDglazing. A particular feature of these hangar doors are the personnel doors which have no threshold to them. REIDsteel service doors for the tug/tow tractor and for deliveries are used within the hangar.
The height of this hangar was limited to 13m by planning conditions, and although the 9.2m tall doors allowed access for most small business jets (such as a Gulfstream V or Global Express) one span was required to take a 12.5m high Boeing Business Jet (BBJ). This was achieved with a tailgate door and more details of this feature are covered in a case study in the section Unusual Doors & Special Features case.